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RESOLUTION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, May 17, 2019 WHEREAS, the state of Colorado has experienced two recent incidents involving threats to or violence at schools; and WHEREAS, on April 17, 2019, hundreds of schools in the Denver area and surrounding communities were closed due to a potential threat to schools by a person who had traveled to the state; and WHEREAS, on May 7, 2019, student Kendrick Ray Castillo was killed and eight other students were injured at STEM Schoo! Highlands Ranch by two perpetrators who opened fire at the school; and WHEREAS, the safety of students, school personnel, and volunteers is of paramount concern to the Colorado General Assembly; and WHEREAS, it is appropriate for the Colorado General Assembly to create a committee to further examine threats of violence to schools, how violence at schools can be prevented, identifying and monitoring students in crisis, and the safety of students, educators, administrators, volunteers, law enforcement personnel, first responders, and all other individuals who are present in schools, now, therefore, Be it resolved by the Executive Committee of the Legislative Council of the Seventy-second General Assembly of the State of Colorado: (1) That, pursuant to the authority set forth in section 2-3-3033, Colorado Revised Statutes, there is hereby created the School Safety Committee, which Committee shall consist of 8 members appointed no later than June 1, 2019, as follows: () The Senate President shall appoint two members to the Committee from among the Senate majority party caucus; (b) The Minority Leader of the Senate shall appoint two members to the Committee from among the Senate minority party caucus; (©) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members to the Committee from. the among House of Representatives majority party caucus; and (@) The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall appoint two members to the Committee fom among the House of Representatives minority party caucus. (2) That the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall appoint the Chair of the committee and the President of the Senate shall appoint the Vice-Chair. ) That the members of the Committee shall be reimbursed for travel expenses and shall receive per diem payment, (@) That the Committee shall meet up to three times during the 2019 interim and may request pennission from the Executive Committee of the Legislative Council to hold additional meetings if the members of the Committee deem such meetings necessary. The Committee may hold meetings anywhere in the state that would be beneficial to the Commitiee’s work. (©) That the Committee shall: (@) Review existing statutes relating to school safety, emergency response planning, and the prevention of threats to the safety of students, teachers, administrators, employees, and volunteers who ate present on the grounds of each public and private school in the state; (b) Study and evaluate programs and methods for identifying and monitoring students in crisis; (©) Consider such additional matters as the Committee deems relevant and appropriate. (6) That the Committee may seek testimony from experts, including educators, school administrators, school counselors, other school personnel, parents, students, school district personnel, mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, first responders, and school safety and violence prevention professionals, (7) Any legislation recommended by the interim committee shall be treated as legislation recommended by an interim committee for purposes of any introduction deadlines or bill limitations imposed by the Joint Rules of the General Assembly. (6) That staff from the legiglagjve service agencies shall provide support to the Committee, soy Garcia, Chair Speaker KC Becker, Vice-Chair Ln Loire ‘House Majority Leader Alec Garnett Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert House Minority Leader Patrick Neville